also if it wasn't clear I've had v good family doctors a phone call away with insurance for most of my life so going to a walk in clinic and waiting 3 hours is going to seem like hell no matter how you sell it
first impressions of Canadian Healthcare VS US
in the US a lot of people get really good care and a lot of ppl have their lives destroyed by lack of care / debt
in QC no one suffers from the worst case scenario, or even close, but seems to be a very high level of dissatisfaction among among various income brackets.
objectively I know that the second scenario is much much better, but it's still weird
hypochondriac panic Show more
Fuck dentists who don't have social skills. Last dentist I went to gave me this whole story about a dude who came in for a regular checkup and didn't realize that he had oral cancer sores inside his mouth and he was dead a year later. That's a nice story to tell a patient who is clearly a bit anxious
hypochondriac panic Show more
I hate hate hate having hypochondriac tendencies. I found a small lump inside my cheek last night at 2 am and instantly went into a panic (fell asleep at 5 am haha lol)
Upon doing a bit of research and talking with a friend in med school I realized that there aren't any major red flags and I have a dentist appointment soon so shouldn't be worried...but the goddamn thing is in my mouth which means im going to be conscious about it 24/7
Part of the issue really is that using trauma to radicalize people has become a common political move
In general I think social media is pretty good. However days like today illustrate a big problem with the medium, that of spreading highly infectious trauma
Watched Alex jones go on a crazy rant and he ended it with "god knows everything except where god came from" and it's been stuck with me all day.
I need to marry someone who loves to haggle. Not that people really haggle in North America, but that general mindset would do wonders for my wardrobe 😐
The life skill that I'm probably the worst at is shopping. I have bought things that were too expensive and/or poorly fitting just to get out of the store sooner.
Also when it comes to clothing I often don't know the terminology well enough to even ask for what I'm looking for.
Urban planning is full of un-google able question. You almost have to call an office to get a somewhat accurate answer.
Example: What is the minimum lot size for a housing development in the Montreal borough of Ville-Marie?
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